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Roundup: Osakis, Minnewaska both sweep ahead of big matchup Thursday

Alexandria falls in three matches at home quad on Saturday.

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Kennedy George

The Osakis tennis team made easy work of Montevideo in a 7-0 win Tuesday that ups its record to 10-3 heading into a Section 6A contest at Minnewaska on Thursday evening at 4.

Kennedy George and Ellie George were in the tightest match of the day at first doubles, but they secured the 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) win. The Silverstreaks cruised in straight sets the rest of the way.

“We had really strong efforts throughout the lineup,” Osakis head coach Ryan Maddock said.

Minnewaska also did its part going into the matchup with the Silverstreaks by winning a 7-0 final against MACCRAY on Tuesday. The Lakers won six of their seven matches in straight sets.

OSAKIS 7, MONTEVIDEO 0

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SINGLES - No. 1 - Mara VanNyhuis (O) def. Cami Myers, 6-3, 6-0; No. 2 - Leah Maddock (O) def. Brooke Lindemann, 6-1, 6-0; No. 3 - Larissa Hoffarth (O) def. Lauren Dehne, 6-0, 6-0; No. 4 - Lexi Spychalla (O) def. Ashley Klaassen, 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Kennedy George/Ellie George (O) def. Tyra Sandien/Emily Brace, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6); No. 2 - Makenzie Lien/Tessa Stanek (O) def. Annie Marquardt/Mathea Jorgenson, 6-2, 6-2; No. 3 - Hatti Schmidtbauer/Madi Collins (O) def. Megan Macriewski/Brooke Hilden, 6-1, 6-0; Exhibition - Lauren Anderson/Brenna Moen (O) def. Natalie Lund/Lily Hamilton, 6-0, 6-1; Bria Hoffarth/Madeline Anderson (O) won, 8-2

MINNEWASKA 7, MACCRAY 0

SINGLES - No. 1 - Alissa Thorfinnson def. Tayte Nokelby, 6-0, 6-1; No. 2 - Addy Randt def. Hannah DeLong, 6-2, 6-0; No. 3 - Leah Hagen def. Malinda Peterson, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1; No. 4 - Avarie Uhde def. Alex Dirksen, 6-1, 6-2

DOUBLES - No. 1 - Maddie Thorfinnson/Olivia Richards def. Greta Meyer/Erika Pieper, 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 - Sydney Dahl/Megan Thorfinnson def. Mackenna Burnett/Anna Janssen, 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 - Alia Randt/Grace Jensen def. Mia Shubert/Rachel Seehusen, 6-0, 6-0

Cardinals drops three at home quad

Alexandria fell in a tight 4-3 final to Detroit Lakes in its home quad on Saturday around 7-0 losses to good Class A programs in Osakis and Crookston.

Kylie Lattimer won at second singles for Alexandria against DL. That came in a 3-6, 6-4, 7-3 match, and Hadyn Halverson also won a three-setter (6-2, 4-6, 7-2) at fourth singles.

The Cardinals’ third point came from MaKenna Aure and Ayla Rolin at first doubles where they won 6-2, 6-4. Isabella Hagen and Trista Craig were close at second doubles, but Detroit Lakes’ Jaden Mercil and Skylar Nelson won a close 1-6, 7-5, 8-6 final.

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“All girls played hard and learned much from playing against high-quality competition,” head coach Nick Jansen said of the losses to Osakis and Crookston. “Kenna Aure and Ayla Rolin went three sets at first doubles against Crookston and Kylie Lattimer went three sets against Osakis at second singles.”

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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